9.3
CVSSv2

CVE-2020-0738

Published: 11/02/2020 Updated: 13/02/2020
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 | Impact Score: 10 | Exploitability Score: 8.6
Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Summary

Microsoft Windows could allow a remote malicious user to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper handling of objects in memory by the Media Foundation. By persuading a victim to open specially-crafted content, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the victim.

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Recent Articles

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – February 2020
Symantec Threat Intelligence Blog • Preethi Koroth • 12 Feb 2020

This month the vendor has patched 99 vulnerabilities, 13 of which are rated Critical.

Posted: 12 Feb, 202024 Min ReadThreat Intelligence SubscribeMicrosoft Patch Tuesday – February 2020This month the vendor has patched 99 vulnerabilities, 13 of which are rated Critical.This month the vendor has patched 99 vulnerabilities, 13 of which are rated Critical.

As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:


Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
Run all so...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes IE zero‑day and 98 other flaws
welivesecurity • Tomáš Foltýn • 12 Feb 2020

This month’s Patch Tuesday is here and with it come fixes for no fewer than 99 security vulnerabilities in Windows and other Microsoft software.
Twelve flaws have received the highest severity ranking of “critical”, while 5 security holes are listed as publicly known at the time of release.
In fact, one vulnerability ticks both boxes – an actively exploited zero-day in Internet Explorer (IE). Microsoft disclosed this flaw, indexed as CVE-2020-0674, three weeks ago but didn’...

Microsoft Addresses Active Attacks, Air-Gap Danger with 99 Patches
Threatpost • Tara Seals • 11 Feb 2020

Microsoft has issued one of its largest Patch Tuesday updates for the shortest month of the year, addressing 99 security vulnerabilities across a range of products. Twelve of the bugs are listed as critical – and the rest are rated as being important.
The update includes a patch for the zero-day memory-corruption vulnerability disclosed in late January that’s under active attack. The bug tracked as CVE-2020-0674 is a critical flaw for most Internet Explorer versions, allowing remote co...